navigator.cookieEnabled returns a Boolean value that indicates whether cookies are enabled or not. The property is read-only.

Syntax

var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
  • cookieEnabled is a Boolean: true or false.

Example

if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) { 
  // The browser does not support or is blocking cookies from being set.
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Navigator.cookieEnabled' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 59Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1
Notes
Full support 1
Notes
Notes Prior to Firefox 8, navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.
IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4
Notes
Full support 4
Notes
Notes Prior to Firefox 8, navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.
Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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See implementation notes.
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